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Old 06-24-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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how long after taking Xanex can you drink alcohol

how long after taking zanex can you drink alcohol? I am on .25 mg as needed. I only take one pill two or three times a week and most times I cut them in half so I am not taking the full dose. How long after doing this can I go out and have some alchol and not worry? Thanks

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Old 06-25-2010, 10:11 AM   #2
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Re: how long after taking Xanex can you drink alcohol

Call the pharmacy and ask a pharmacist. They should be able to tell you a safe time. Not sure I would ask this in cyber-land. Mixing xanax with alcohol is bad as you obviously know.

Old 06-25-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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Re: how long after taking Xanex can you drink alcohol

You probably won't get a good answer on this forum. No one wants to tell someone they don't know (who may have the 'potential' for drug and alcohol abuse) that it's ok to drink alcohol.

If you are responsible some doctors will tell you that being on a low dose of Xanax and drinking alcohol is okay under some circumstances. However, Doctors will differ on this as well. For example, if a doctor had a patient who once OD on Xanax and alcohol, it's unlikely he will tell his other patients it's ok to drink while on Xanax.

If you just recently started taking Xanax, your may get really intoxicated after a drink or two. Everyone differs. If you've been taking a low dose for a while, you should be ok. I was on Valium for a while and two-three drinks max never hurt me (not sure what my liver thinks though).

Keep in mind, binge drinking while on Xanax can harm you or even possibly kill you, as with combining any other drugs with alcohol. Xanax affects the same part of the brain that alcohol does.

Old 06-27-2010, 09:38 AM   #4
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Re: how long after taking Xanex can you drink alcohol

if you are taking .25 three times a week you should no drink at all

A little alcohol may not hurt you but you would be playing with fire.

Xanax is extremely addictive (physically) and alcohol is like increasing the does of xanax you take.

Old 07-04-2010, 02:54 AM   #5
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Re: how long after taking Xanex can you drink alcohol

My psy. doctor said a little bit wont hurt , (what is a little ), My MD said no way .

I dont do it , why would you want to .

Xanax works better than drinking (for anxeity)-imo .

I dont want to become add. to xanax , so when im off work , some moderate drinking works good .

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